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Lymania smithii
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Lymania

Lymania (named for Lyman Bradford Smith, American botanist)[1] is a genus in the plant family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus was established in 1984 to "unite furrowed or winged species from Aechmea subgenera Lamprococcus, Araeococcus and Ronnbergia."[2]

Lymania is a group of plants endemic to the Bahian coast of the Brazilian rainforest. Modern DNA analysis has confirmed that Lymania is correctly classified as an independent genus containing two distinct clades.[3]


As of November 2022, Plants of the World Online accepted the following species:[4]


  1. ^ "Bromeliad Info - Genera Etymology". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  2. ^ Sousa et al. 2004. Is the genus Lymania (Bromeliaceae) monophyletyc? Phylogenetic analyses of morphology, molecular and combined data. Presentation, Botany 2004 conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  3. ^ Sousa et al. 2006. Monophyly and Phylogenetic Relationships in Lymania (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae) Based on Morphology and Chloroplast DNA Sequences. Presentation, Botany 2006 conference, Chico, California, USA
  4. ^ "Lymania Read". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2022-11-15.

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